Solved Insert picture into SQL database

Posted on 2016-10-18
Last Modified: 2016-10-19

I have a SQL table with a varbinary column. I need a user on my webform to be able to click a button that inserts an image
into the database. If I know the path of  the database, how would the SQL statement look?

Question by:murbro
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by:Pawan Kumar
ID: 41849521
Pls try .. This code will read the data from the table and save the jpg file @ E drive with name Pawan.jpg.

4 part name [PAWAN452801].[ABCInvestment].data.CreditReport ----- ServerName.DatabaseaName.Schema.TableName


	DECLARE  @Command NVARCHAR(4000)=''
	SET @Command = 'bcp " ' + 'SELECT CreditReport FROM [PAWAN452801].[ABCInvestment].data.CreditReport ' 
                   + ' queryout "E:\Pawan' + '.jpg' + '"' + ' -T -N'
	PRINT @Command
	EXEC xp_cmdshell  @Command


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Author Comment

ID: 41849522

Thank you. I need to do this in
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Accepted Solution

Pawan Kumar earned 500 total points
ID: 41849528
Create a stored procedure and call that stored procedure from VB.Net code.

sample from my code...

ALTER PROCEDURE [data].[OpenCustomerCreditReport]
	 @ClientIdentifier BIGINT
	,@ValidFor [data].[DateSlot]	

	DECLARE  @Command NVARCHAR(4000)=''
	SET @Command = 'bcp " ' + 'SELECT CreditReport FROM [PAWAN452801].[ABCInvestment].data.CreditReport WHERE CustomerId = ' +  CAST(@ClientIdentifier AS NVARCHAR(15)) 
	+ ' AND YearQuater = ' + CAST(@ValidFor AS NVARCHAR(8)) + '"'
                   + ' queryout "E:\' +  CAST(@ClientIdentifier AS NVARCHAR(15)) + CAST(@ValidFor AS NVARCHAR(8)) + '.jpg' + '"' + ' -T -N'
	PRINT @Command
	EXEC xp_cmdshell   @Command

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Author Comment

ID: 41849538
Hi. Thank you for the feedback but I need this to all happen in my application because it has to work with any database from my app
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Expert Comment

by:Pawan Kumar
ID: 41849539
ohhh okies... cool. go ahead....

Author Closing Comment

ID: 41849901
Thanks for the help. I can work out the rest

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